A huge storm at Saturn's north pole is 20 times larger and 4 times as powerful as storms on Earth.
Images of the storm, the eye of which measures more than 1250 miles across, were captured by NASA's orbiting Cassini spacecraft. Of particular interest to scientists is the fact that the storm bears a close resemblance to storms we see on the Earth, albeit on a different scale. The hurricane is located within a strange six-sided weather pattern on Saturn known as "The Hexagon".
Saturn isn't the only place in the solar system where large storms have been observed. On Jupiter, a vast storm known as 'The Great Red Spot' has been churning for up to several hundred years. The violent maelstrom is so large that it covers a region big enough to encompass three planets the size of the Earth.
"Nasa has released startling images of a swirling storm at Saturn’s north pole which is 20 times larger than an average hurricane on earth and has winds four times as powerful."
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